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  • How to speed up your iPhone

    July 23, 2020 by

    In an age where new iPhones are priced at over four figures, people are keeping their older iPhones around for longer. But with app developers catering to faster devices, slower models can be tempting to toss. Here’s how you can counter that by speeding up your old iPhone. This venture is somewhat near and dear to… Read more

  • What to Do If You Spilled Liquid on Your Laptop

    July 20, 2020 by

    Laptops and liquids are a bad combination, but accidents happen. If you’re reading this after a spill, the first thing you should do is turn off your machine, and then remove the power cable and battery as soon as possible. Warning: Electricity and water do not mix! You could cause yourself serious harm or further damage your… Read more

  • Remote Computer Access: What is it and what are the risks?

    June 30, 2020 by

    Remote computer access is the ability to access another computer or network that isn’t in your physical presence. Remote computer access allows an employee to access a computer desktop and its files from a remote location. This helps enable an employee who is working from home, for instance, to work effectively. With the 2020 outbreak… Read more

  • What is Two-Factor Authentication?

    June 16, 2020 by

    And why aren’t passwords good enough? Before addressing the question ‘what is two-factor authentication’ or ‘what is 2FA,’ let’s consider why it’s important to do everything you can to improve your online account security. With so much of our lives happening on mobile devices and laptops, it’s no wonder our digital accounts have become a magnet for… Read more

  • 5 reasons why software updates are important

    June 10, 2020 by

    You’re probably no stranger to those little pop-up windows. They tell you software updates are available for your computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. You might be tempted to click on that “Remind me later” button. Don’t do it. Or, at least don’t put off updating your software for long. Software updates are important to… Read more

  • Everything You Need to Know About Slow Internet Speeds

    June 8, 2020 by

    Restricted to our homes for months now, many of us have been putting up with a persistent annoyance: a lousy internet connection. When we are working, a video call with colleagues becomes pixelated, with delayed audio. When we are relaxing, movies and video games take ages to download. In the worst cases, the connection drops… Read more


    June 1, 2020 by

    If you have kids, you probably want some control over what they do online. Think of the internet as a big city, but without an adequate police force. That’s where you come in. Many families spend a lot of time at home — more so, recently, due to health concerns related to COVID-19, the disease… Read more

  • What are Cookies?

    May 26, 2020 by

    Mention “cookies” and most people expect a chocolate chip treat to appear. When talking about computers, however, cookies aren’t on the dropdown menu. In fact, they’re not even physical objects. Yet they do a great deal of the work that makes it more convenient for you to browse the Internet — and they can be… Read more

  • How to Stay Safe as States Reopen

    May 22, 2020 by

    More than two months into the pandemic, many of us are trying to find a way to navigate our new normal in a safe, sustainable way. Quarantine fatigue is very real! Even normally cautious people are struggling with taking the proper precautions, simply because of how long this has been going on. As time goes on, it’s important we have… Read more

  • What is an SSL certificate?

    May 21, 2020 by

    An SSL certificate is a type of digital certificate that provides authentication for a website and enables an encrypted connection. These certificates communicate to the client that the web service host demonstrated ownership of the domain to the certificate authority at the time of certificate issuance. This authentication process is much like sealing a letter in an… Read more

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